Entries Tagged as 'Spain'

Dinners at Can Serrat

July 5th, 2006 · Comments Off · Spain

One of my favorite aspects of a residency is the community that develops among the artists living and working there. At Can Serrat, everyone ate dinner together every night around 8 in the evening outside under the grape arbor. Being Catalonia, the dinners lasted for many hours and included copious wine and cafe con leche and laughter, and often ended up with Spanish guitar accompanying Norwegian folk songs, with the occasional crossover hit like “Just a Gigalo” thrown in for good measure.

The artists talked about their day’s work, their explorations into Barcelona or the mountains, what they were reading or had read that influenced them, and what was happening in the art scenes in their homes. I filled pages of my notebook with recommendations of new artists, vibrant new cities to explore (Oslo, Santiago, St. Petersburg), new books to read. One late night, everyone brought down their iPods and introduced each other to music we might not have heard before.

Back Home

July 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off · 2006 Bruc Fugue, Spain

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MNAC, Barcelona

We’re back in LA after working in Spain for the last four weeks on our next project, which will debut in January 2007. It’s in the can, but we’re continuing to work on it — the benefit of video installation over live performance installation: time to hone.

This month is another busy one for us as we prepare to establish a new studio in St. Louis, where I have taken a position at Webster University. We’re excited to make the transition to a city that’s got such a thriving and innovative art scene: St. Louis is the new black.

Toy Soldier Parade, Glass Encased, 70 Feet Long at the Military Museum in Barcelona

June 28th, 2006 · Comments Off · Spain

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Maritime Museum in Barcelona

June 26th, 2006 · Comments Off · Spain

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Although skip the Pirates tourist-trap exhibition, it’s hard not to be inspired by historical maps of what our world used to be and the King’s Launch (the ship above).

Cathedral at Montserrat

June 24th, 2006 · Comments Off · Spain

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This was originally planned as the video shoot location but was scratched for logistic problems.

The Art of Selling Cava

June 23rd, 2006 · Comments Off · Spain

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Wineries are some of the best non-art installations in Barcelona: ancient hand-excavated cellars with moss-covered stone walls holding futuristic back-lit wine racks as long as a football field.

Video Shoot Tomorrow

June 19th, 2006 · Comments Off · 2006 Bruc Fugue, Spain

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We’re finalizing the set and choreography for the shoot tomorrow. Here are two new models.

Transfering Models into Video Set

June 16th, 2006 · Comments Off · 2006 Bruc Fugue, Spain

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We are now fabricating our models constructed out of trash into the video set, which is located in a large brick room that used to be a winery. The video shoot is Tuesday and features 11 performers.

Camera Track Completed

June 15th, 2006 · Comments Off · 2006 Bruc Fugue, Spain

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We have just completed the camera track [for our next video].

Barcelona Galleries

June 14th, 2006 · Comments Off · Artists, Spain, Writing

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Chema Alvargonzales, El Viaje Invisible @ Galeria Carles Tache

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Chema Alvargonzales, El Viaje Invisible @ Galeria Carles Tache

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Chema Alvargonzales @ Galeria Carles Tache

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Chema Alvargonzales @ Galeria Carles Tache

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Sebastian Romo, La Voluntad en la Naturaleza, según Schopenhauer, 2006 @ Projectesd

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Sebastian Romo, La Voluntad en la Naturaleza, según Schopenhauer, 2006 [detail] @ Projectesd

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Pauline Fondevila, Una extraña mañana de febrero en Gijón (Parte II), 2006 @ Galeria Estrany De La Mota

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Pauline Fondevila, Una extraña mañana de febrero en Gijón (Parte II), 2006 @ Galeria Estrany De La Mota